Avalabetta Hilltop Thrilling & Awesome Drive From Bangalore

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Avalabetta Hilltop Thrilling & Awesome Drive From Bangalore

By |2018-10-01T18:18:00+00:00August 28th, 2016|Bangalore|7 Comments

Escape to Avalabetta – 100 Km from Bangalore, the less crowded Avalabetta hilltop is upcoming and the alternate destination compared to famous Nandi Hills. Less commercialized  & an impressive cliff make it worth visiting


Not exactly that Avalabetta is closed. However, the famous suicide spot is fenced by the local police station. Do you want to see how it is looking now?

Avalabetta hilttop Closed

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The last road trip we did was too awesome Hessarghatta grassland from Bangalore. Searching for our next trip, I stumble upon the pictures of Avalabetta hilltop. Located 60 Km from famous Bangalore’s hotspot “Nandi hills” on the way to Hyderabad lies the hill. Avalabetta hilltop is less crowded compared to that of Nandi hills. However, we are now seeing a real influx of young people from Bangalore started exploring the hill.


Avalabetta Road

Avalabetta Road

Very straightforward if you plan well in advance. We recommend all our readers to start from Bangalore before sunrise. The reason is to get off from Bangalore traffic and then possibly reach the base of hilltop as early as possible (at the time of sunrise). You can wrap up the sightseeing in around  Avalabetta in approx 2 hours.

The best route you can take is to hit Nh7, pass international airport toll gate, then Chikkaballapura town exit, continue roughly for 20 Km on the highway till Paresandra. Take Paresandra exit and come to the service road, after 1.5 Km take left and then continue to follow the village road till the base of the hilltop. Recommended to follow the google maps GPS, we reached without issue by following the instruction’s of maps


Avalabetta Cliff

Avalabetta Cliff

Okay, I am not giving you a very rosy picture like of other sites, Avalabetta is now becoming a hotspot tourist place in around Bangalore. You will witness the good crowd of youngsters driving to the hill on the weekend and national holidays. You would have to wait in a long queue to get your picture snapped on the edge of the cliff.

Now the honest picture before you to decide a visit to Avalabetta Hilltop or not? Yes, it’s worth. A full breadth of fresh air, a green landscape and to climb few stone steps to reach the top would be the first few things which you would surely try to experience.


Avalabetta Valley

Avalabetta Valley

The drive till the base of hilltop itself is refreshing, thrilling and impressive. After you park your vehicle or bike in ample parking space, you can head towards the valley and enjoy the breathtaking views. You have to climb some 50 odd stone stairs reaching to the Hanuman temple.

If you take the right side of the temple and follow the uneven path, you will reach to the prized and most photographed cliff in around Bangalore in the backdrop of the small water body.Enjoy the Valley and the chilling wind of morning. If you take left from the Hanuman temple and climb steep some odd 50 stairs, you will reach the top of the hill with another temple at the top.

Avalabetta Weather & Forecast

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Suggested Reading– 45 Km from Paresandra NH7 lies magnificent temple from 15th century Lepakshi. Famous for the tallest monolithic bull and hanging pillar.Recommended for a day trip to Lepakshi from Bangalore

TE Insider Guide
# Start as early as possible from Bangalore # Carry some snacks and water bottle # Carry all vehicle documents and ride/drive safely # 24Km from Avalabetta hilltop is Gudibande Fort


About the Author:

Nilabh Ranjan
Nilabh is an avid traveller, explorer, photographer and love to drive. Adventure travel and going to new places that respect and gives back to local culture and environment is his top priority.Follow us! Live to explore
  • M eer says:

    Very nice and informative article !!

  • Sumanth says:

    Its not worth if you plan only avala betta please add something to it for your drive. i mean to say its not that worth and exiting of drive, so long to only for avala betta.

  • arun kumar says:

    really nice blog ..

  • Arun Kannan says:

    Very nice posts, Thanks for sharing, Nice post on avalabetta, also there are so many wonders are there to see in and around Bangalore. For weekend trips there are so many places are there to visit in Bangalore. You can enjoy sight seeing by booking a cab or hiring a driver for your car, so then you can enjoy your trip without any Pressure on you. For booking cab services and Driver services, Here the link for you @http://www.ezidrive.in/

  • Places To Visit Near says:

    Nice tips! I have been seeking for things like that for a while currently. Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    Check out the link for the ride video from Bangalore to Avalabetta:

  • Dineshkumar Raman says:

    Useful blog even in 2018!
    Thank you guys.

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